General Sau Bin always seems earnest to impart knowledge - in spite of the slight sadistic tendencies to his eccentric character - and could always pick out what I wanted to say despite my small voice. (Maybe it's because most of the people present are usually silent as graves. The way their eyes glass over whenever the general starts speaking is also reminiscent of the dead, but I digress.) Not to mention, today we were to start studying on Christian art influence in Southeast Asia.
Unfortunately, we had to leave just before that part of the lecture began. I was torn immensely from staying behind and leaving. I was REALLY looking forward to listening about this subject from the general and yet they say the Cutie Cultie thing was important for our squadron. Finally deciding that I could research whatever General Sau Bin had taught in my absence and anyway, I shouldn't be looking at human depictions of the Lord and His Son, I left the classroom.
Admittedly, my desire to listen to General Sau Bin made me less than kindly inclined towards the first person who was scheduled to talk for Cutie Cultie. In the end, the talk was delayed for 30 minutes because not all the speakers were present, and I was too busy steaming in my seat to even raise my hands to applaud the first speaker (who, although knew what he wanted to say, bored me to tears).
As if that was enough, Cadet Kai, who had chosen to remain behind in General Sau Bin's class (the bugger), had to torture me through a phone message saying how much fun they were having on his side. The second speaker was not much better as he conversed solely in Mandarin and was the head of the Mandarin Comic Society, which probably won't benefit me unless I miraculously obtain powers to decipher the Chinese language. Sigh. Looking back on how uneventful the first half of the Cutie Cultie talk was, I wish I had stayed in General Sau Bin's lecture.
My apologies to Cadet Tricia, though, who had seen me glower unfairly at the speakers of Cutie Cultie. Really, it wasn't their fault. But I was in a bad mood. And when I'm in a bad mood, I tend to breathe fire unwittingly.